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IMKTDQT810

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About IMKTDQT810

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    USA
  • Interests
    Reading and planning vacations
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Any
  1. I've still been looking to book and even though other hotels in the surrounding areas are showing availability most near the Waterside District are still showing as sold out. I guess I need to figure out that 333 magical date to book it!
  2. I was day dreaming today that in one year we will be under a month until sailing. Not sure if we will drive (7hrs) or Fly yet (4-5 hrs with layover) but do know we want to arrive the day before. So I thought I would check out Expedia of hotels within walking distance to the port and EVERYTHING is sold out that day prior. Am I trying to book it to early or am I looking into it too late? I think we want the Hilton Main since incase we are flying and walking to the terminal we don't have a long walk with luggage....but even the Hilton website (to book directly with them) are sold out.
  3. The final payment due is March 27, 2022. I also bought Travel Protection incase cruising gets back on track but something happens on our side.
  4. Hello All, I have a June 2022 cruise booked on the Magic out of Norfolk. I know right now cruises aren't happening with no clue as to when they might resume. I was wondering if you need to be "paid in full" if your cruise gets cancelled to be offered a future credit or if you still have an open balance to be paid (like $100 bucks) do you get a full refund? My total balance due date isn't until March (I think) but I was considering paying it in full when I get my taxes back this year so I don't have to think twice about it. But I read on one thread that if you still have a remaining
  5. No, I can buy them with a CC since DH isn't on my account so he wouldn't see them. He does see my checking so I'd rather not take cash out just to keep to the side. I've seen the gift cards at different locations as well, I just need to buy them when DH isn't with me. LOL
  6. Thanks for all the helpful info. Yes, I am now agreeing with all of you on the cruise cash. Especially since I wasn't aware it was a "use it or lose it" and I mainly wanted it to cover anything we might want to buy (a drink or meal here or there and shopping for a Tee shirt or magnet) and yes, the casino trick I have read about but MY luck it wouldn't work by then or something. I can't open a separate bank account to transfer the $ into, even though it would be simple and easy BUT this is a surprise for DH (reason for it going to be casual) and he would see that transfer into an unknown
  7. We are about 18 months until sailing. I am thinking of getting $50 cruise cash each month until we sail which will give me about $900 in cruise cash by the time we leave. This is our first "casual cruise" meaning we will not be dressing up for the one formal night and might or might not get any pictures taken. I plan on buying a few things prior to sailing (Bottomless Bubbles and Shore Excursions) and we aren't big drinkers (this is for a 5 day cruise). So I am wondering, does cruise cash ever expire? Meaning by summer 2022 I am HOPING sailings would be taking place but IF something needed to
  8. I posted this on the "Departure Port" thread but someone suggested I ask here: I was doing research on how far FTTF is offered, but then read some fact sheets on it and was saddened to see that it said it wasn't offered in Norfolk. I was wondering if maybe the fact sheet was older or something and if not, why. Thanks!
  9. I was doing research on how far FTTF is offered, but then read some fact sheets on it and was saddened to see that it said it wasn't offered in Norfolk. I was wondering if maybe the fact sheet was older or something and if not, why. Thanks!
  10. Thank you all once again for all the great information. I looked into NCL and RCCL, I have to admit that I think RCCL will more be up my son's alley. When talking to DH about it earlier he reminded me DS will be 18 at the time of sailing and NOT 17. So I need to see if they have a 17-20 type of thing. If I knew any of his friends would go with us I would get two connecting balconies rather then a larger suite but most of his friend have never even been on vacay none less a cruise OR on the opposite coast then we live. So I don't see that as an option so he has someone to "hang with" no matter
  11. Thank you for all the responses, experiences and information. I've posted on other boards and what you all have commented is right in line with what they said. I had a long talk with DS again last night on what HE wants out of the cruise (and grant you this is still over 2 1/2 years away) but he did mention that since he will be "older" he wants to enjoy more of the ship in the evenings. I think Princess might be a better match in that case. He also asked why I was looking at only these 2 lines and I explained about Glacier Bay and his response was that he is sure ALL of Alaska is going to be
  12. Thank you all! I have been reading and reading all day on this forum (for Eurodam) and the Princess forum (for emerald) but many topics seemed geared towards looking for very specific answers. I also DID view a few youtubes until I started feeling seasick watching them (some folks don't know how to slowwwwwly pan vs whipping around to show this and then that and then this again..lol). So I had to quick watching them after the 2-3rd one! Thank you all also for the info on the what I need to do to reserve the "spa pass" I know DH would really enjoy this area!
  13. Looking to book Alaska 2023. Since those rates aren't posted yet I am looking at what is showing for 2022. I am in between HAL Eurodam or Princess Emerald. We are new cruisers to BOTH lines. It will (at the time of sailing) be myself (53), DH (49) and DS (17) this will be his High School graduation present. DH loves the spa...do we need to purchase a separate spa pass for him to use the spa areas? I know we will be getting some sort of cabin with a balcony but no clue what category. What else might we need to know about HAL or the Eurodam Ship?
  14. Thank you for the information. I JUST posted on the Princess Board also asking about all things Emerald. I might do a similar post on the HAL board as well for the Eurodam. Yes, they both have the same itinerary and the same port excursions. I'm just on the fence about the ships. As far as the pools, I was more thinking DS (17 at the time of sailing) would appreciate a dip in the pool.
  15. Looking to book Alaska 2023. Since those rates aren't posted yet I am looking at what is showing for 2022. I am in between Emerald or HAL Eurodam. We are new cruisers to BOTH lines. It will (at the time of sailing) myself (53), DH (49) and DS (17) this will be his High School graduation present. DH loves the spa...do we need to purchase a separate spa pass for him to use the spa areas? I know we will be getting some sort of cabin with a balcony but no clue what category. What else might we need to know about Princess or the Emerald Ship?
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